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  • Securitization market sees new asset classes on the horizon

    Securitization market sees new asset classes on the horizon

    More niche asset classes will make their securitization market debut in coming years as online and tech-focused companies pour into the capital markets to access new sources of financing, said ABS market participants speaking at Global ABS 2020 on Thursday.

  • China reforms NPL ABS as bad loans rise

    China reforms NPL ABS as bad loans rise

    The People’s Bank of China has started to allow banks seeking quotas to sell non-performing loan securitizations to shift from the old approval-based system to a registration-based system, onshore bankers told GlobalCapital China this week. The reform is set to speed up the pre-issuance phase and ease banks’ increasing pressure to dispose of bad loans.

  • Autos still in ‘eye of the storm’ as support wanes

    Autos still in ‘eye of the storm’ as support wanes

    Auto ABS players are looking cautiously at the recent recovery in liquidity, spreads and used car values, particularly as various government support schemes roll off in Europe and the US, said panellists speaking during day two of Global ABS 2020.

  • 'Challenging' market for investors as spreads go lower

    'Challenging' market for investors as spreads go lower

    InSite Wireless Group has priced a $164m securitization, with its senior bonds achieving the lowest yield for a cell tower securitization this year. Sources have bemoaned rapidly tightening spreads across all sectors, ranging from cell tower to prime auto ABS, posing a challenge for investors looking for yield in securitization.

  • Market pros see chance for ABS to rebuild Europe’s economy

    GlobalCapital and Afme convened a virtual roundtable to tackle the biggest issues facing securitization as the pandemic crisis continues. While other capital markets and the wider economy are reeling from the economic fallout stemming from Covid-19, European securitization is undergoing a regulatory rejuvenation, as the European Commission turns towards structured products as a solution to the coming wave of NPLs. Meanwhile, the market for synthetic ABS is being given a second look to help free bank balance sheets across Europe and spur lending to the real economy. Over the summer, the market saw the report from the senior forum on the Capital Markets Union, which included a number of recommendations on regulatory adjustments to improve the functioning of securitization in Europe. More recently the European Commission put forward a capital markets economic recovery package including measures related to securitization. The Commission has proposed extending the STS framework to synthetic securitizations or on-balance-sheet securitizations. The Commission has also put forward proposals to remove regulatory obstacles to the securitization of NPLs including changes to the regulatory capital treatment.

  • Refi borrowers push SLABS supply past 2019 levels

    Refi borrowers push SLABS supply past 2019 levels

    The private student loan ABS sector exceeded 2019 issuance volume last week, with the addition of SoFi’s fourth transaction, as more borrowers rush to refinance their student loans while rates remain at historic lows.

  • With the current pandemic, what next for capital markets?

    With the current pandemic, what next for capital markets?

    With countries beginning to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, Navita Yadav, Vistra’s Global Head of Capital Markets, assesses the pandemic’s impact and examines what might lie ahead from a capital market perspective.

  • White Oak signs CBILS securitization

    Specialist lender White Oak has sponsored the first securitization of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans, a £150m private transaction with Barclays, enabling it to recycle capital into the final 15 days of the government-backed lending programme.

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